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Recent issues of Fodder

Fodder: 14 June 2017

In this week's issue:

Articles: Aligning Land Use with Land Potential: The Role of Integrated Agriculture

Reports: Report from Sustain: Beyond 2020 - New farm policy – Agriculture, food systems, diets and nutrition in Zambia – IFST Sustainable Food System framework published.

Fodder: 7 June 2017

In our latest edition of Fodder, the FCRN Newsletter:

Articles: Microbes and the next nitrogen revolution

Reports: European Public Health Association report: Healthy and Sustainable Diets for European Countries — Flemish Agriculture and Fisheries Report

News: Launch of the EAT-Lancet Commission's website – Arla organic milk ad’s claims that it is good for the land judged by Ad regulator as ‘misleading’

Fodder: 2 June 2017

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Articles: Trade-offs for food production, nature conservation and climate limit the terrestrial carbon dioxide removal potential – The key role of forests in meeting climate targets requires science for credible mitigation

Reports: A rough estimate of the proportion of global emissions from smallholder agriculture – FAO report: Strengthening sector policies for better food security and nutrition results – Science journal for kids: How do our food choices affect the environment?

Books: Food Security, Agricultural Policies and Economic Growth: Long-term Dynamics in the Past, Present and Future

Member research: Substituting beans for beef as a contribution toward US climate change targets

News: The EU’s farming policy is hated – but what comes next may be worse

Fodder: 26 May 2017

Articles: Could consumption of insects, cultured meat or imitation meat reduce global agricultural land use? – Wasted food, wasted nutrients - study highlights nutrients lost as result of food wasted in US

Reports: Eating better report: The future of eating is flexitarian

Books: Food, Agriculture and Social Change - The Everyday Vitality of Latin America – Carbon brief Election 2017 analysis: What the manifestos say on energy and climate change

News: Chatham House and its new Hoffmann Centre for Sustainable Resource Economy – Growth in US market for organic food

Photo: Oregon State University, Oregon dairy cows, Flickr, Creative Commons License 2.0 generic.

Fodder: 17 May 2017

Articles: Dairy cows value access to pasture as highly as fresh feed — The jumbo carbon footprint of a shrimp: carbon losses from mangrove deforestation — Red and processed meat, and human and planetary health

Member research: Life cycle assessment of cricket farming in north-eastern Thailand

News: Interactive website by CIAT: The changing global diet — Chatham House launches — Obesity now ranked as a chronic disease by the World Obesity Foundation

Fodder: 9 May 2017

Articles: A roadmap for rapid decarbonization - New paper outlines ambitious and detailed action plan to stay below 2 degrees – Human health alters the sustainability of fishing practices in East Africa — What crop type for atmospheric carbon sequestration: Results from a global data analysis

Reports: Organic Farming, Climate Change Mitigation and Beyond. Reducing the Environmental Impacts of EU Agriculture

Books: "Multifunctional Agriculture - Achieving Sustainable Development in Africa" By Roger Leakey

Member research:  Critical Research Needed to Examine the Environmental Impacts of Expanded Refrigeration on the Food System

News: Webinar video: The technical potential of soil carbon sequestration

Fodder: 2 May 2017

This post is written by FCRN collaborator Jessica Finch, PhD researcher at the University of Warwick focusing on Food Security (Plant and Crop sciences). Jess began working as an intern for FCRN as part of her PhD training year, and has continued to work with the FCRN part-time.

There’s a new kid on the block of scientific breakthroughs with potentially revolutionary applications: the CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing system. But what is it, how might it be applied in agriculture and what are the implications of this application?


Fodder: 26 April 2017

Articles: Is a diet low in greenhouse gas emissions a nutritious diet? – Efficiency, sufficiency, and consistency for sustainable healthy food

Reports: Policy brief: Food for the circular economy  —  By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition and leave no one behind

Books: Peasants Negotiating a Global Policy Space: La Vía Campesina in the Committee on World Food Security

News: BBC podcast from Wellcome Collection: Should We All Be Vegetarians?

Fodder: 20 April 2017

In our latest edition:

Articles: Groundwater depletion embedded in international food trade — A coupled human-Earth model perspective on long-term trends in the global marine fishery  —  Dietary strategies to reduce environmental impact must be nutritionally complete

Reports: Less beef, less carbon: Americans shrink their diet-related carbon footprint  —  Redefining Protein: Adjusting Diets to Protect Public Health and Conserve Resources  —  Shrinking the Carbon and Water Footprint of School Food: A Recipe for Combatting Climate Change

Books: AgroEcological Transitions: Changes and Breakthroughs in the Making

Fodder: 13 April 2017

In our latest edition of Fodder, the FCRN Newsletter:
Articles: The Lancet Planetary Health inaugural edition editorial — Farming and the geography of nutrient production for human use: a transdisciplinary analysis — How Do Dietary Choices Influence the Energy-System Cost of Stabilizing the Climate?

Reports: FAO report on ‘Nutrition-sensitive agriculture and food systems in practice: options for intervention' ...

Books: Sustainable Diets - How Ecological Nutrition Can Transform Consumption and the Food System

News: Video: Are you dining on data?